Flat-Lidded Tankard

English, 1680-1720

Pewter. A good example of the early form -- straight-sides, flare- footed and flat-lidded. Lid and base marked with owners intials "IM' and with obscure wriggle work symbols. Rose and crown touch on handle. Fifty years ago my local pub had a beam thickly hung with the pewter mugs of the regulars -- each marked with owners's initials. Of course there was a "JF" hanging among them. Beer tastes great out of pewter. Very good condition, top-grade pewter, no restoration.

7" h., 3-7/8" diam base.

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